What we do
The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the city to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, through addressing environmental justice, reducing the city’s carbon emissions, and preparing Philadelphia for a hotter and wetter future.
OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:
- Accessible food and drinking water
- Healthy outdoor and indoor air
- Clean and efficient energy
- Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
- Quality natural resources
- Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
- Zero Waste
- Engaged students, stewards, and workers
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 686-3495
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Building Energy Performance ProgramAdvancing efficient energy and water use in large, non-residential buildings citywide.
Energy BenchmarkingWorking to cut energy waste in Philadelphia’s largest buildings by tracking and reporting citywide building performance.
Philly Streetlight Improvement ProjectConverting Philadelphia's streetlights to a network of efficient, longer-lasting LED lights.
Plastic bag banReducing single-use plastic waste and improving the environmental quality and cleanliness of our city.